US💉@COVID19Up: In a stunning development, the CDC last week admitted that the agency never analyzed safety signals in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for COVID-19 vaccines.
The admission was revealed in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by Children’s Health Defense (CHD).
In September 2021, CHD published an article in The Defender in which they used the CDC’s published methodology to analyze VAERS for safety signals from COVID-19 vaccines.
The signals were loud and clear but it was like nobody was listening. After that article was published, CHD’s legal team submitted a FOIA request to the CDC about its VAERS monitoring activities.
Since CDC officials stated publicly that “COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring is the most robust in U.S. history,” the assumption was that at the very least, CDC officials were monitoring VAERS using the methods they described in a briefing document posted on the CDC website in January 2021 (and updated in February 2022, with minor changes).
It remains to be seen if the FDA was properly monitoring VAERS. That will be the subject of a future FOIA request. But even if it was, it doesn’t change the fact that the CDC completely failed in its promise to monitor VAERS for safety signals.